Monday, 29 September 2008

Boredom

I've done a jigsaw puzzle. It was mostly grass and sky
I've giggled through the window at the people passing by
I've counted up my marbles: all in all, I've forty three
I've chased the dog and teased the cat and had a cup of tea

I've washed my hands a dozen times with Mummy's special soap
I've tied my sister to a tree. I used her skipping rope
I've called my cousin for a chat. It looks as if he's out
I've tried to play the wat'ring can by blowing up the spout

I've slithered headfirst down the stairs and climbed the garden shed
I've tried to bash the boy next door, but he bashed me instead
I've written off to Santa Claus, although it's only June
I think I'll go insane if they don't fix the TV soon

Will Hames

2 comments:

Poet Lanie said...

Love this! I guess T.V. does make your day, huh? Thanks for this funny poem and thank you too for leaving such nice words about my poem.

Lanie

Rhett said...

Nice poem.

Reminiscent of the Prufrock poem by Eliot.
The so many 'I have' such as:
I have known them all already, known them all:—
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;

...
And more. You are bored with life but with the protagonist in this Eliot poem it is the other way!